Two People Arrested in Connection with Investigation Interference

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For Immediate Release                                          Contact:  Robert Kegler, Lieutenant

                                                                                                                Horry County Police Department

 

 

 

Two People Arrested in Connection with Investigation Interference

 

 

Horry County, South Carolina (January 28, 2014///3:00pm)

 

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with interfering with the case involving the disappearance of Heather Elvis.

 

During the course of the investigation, suspect Barrett began posting misleading information on a social media site regarding the disappearance of Heather Elvis, which created a community reaction that diverted investigating officers.  It was also discovered that in an effort to conduct a separate investigation from law enforcement, he began questioning a witness in an attempt to gain confidential information about the law enforcement investigation.  In addition, he conducted an independent search, where potential evidence was uncovered and did not immediately report it to law enforcement.

 

Also during the investigation, Starnes fabricated misleading information regarding the disappearance of Heather Elvis and then relayed the false information to law enforcement.  This information was then posted to a social media site, causing investigating officers to obtain legal process regarding the information which diverted them from legitimate leads.

 

On today’s date, both suspects were located and arrested.  Both suspects were taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

 

 

Arrested: 

William Christopher Barrett (52 YOA W/M) DOB: 07-08-61.  He resides in the Myrtle Beach section of Horry County.  He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Charge: Obstructing Justice

 

Garrett Ryan Starnes (25 YOA W/M) DOB: 03-23-88.  He resides in the Myrtle Beach section of Horry County.  He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Charge: Obstructing Justice

 

 

 

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